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Offline Lynnya

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Girl on a red stool
« on: March 05, 2017, 03:49:23 PM »
Just starting this one in Margies Forum.  RGB levels - neutral gray curves - lightened the blacks just a tad from 10 to about 13 - touch of vibrance.. comments welcome.

 
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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 04:00:35 PM »
Lynn,

This looks about right, but try the original and do the "Auto Curves" and you should come out good also.

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 04:28:04 PM »
After reading your post on shadow's color correction I did go back and do the same as you and it did come out about the same.. maybe a little hazier on the auto curves -
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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 04:37:01 PM »
Figured maybe it would. On both the skin tones versions the skin tones were good. Mine didn't appear hazy, but looked the same as yours. I very seldom try finding neutral gray first unless the color is so messed up that that I have to try a different way. What I'm beginning to see is everything thrown at color correcting to try to get what a person's idea of what it should look like, rather than what it was originally. If neutral gray is not spot on, then everything after that is not going to be true.

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 07:28:03 PM »
Know you will do a great job.

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 08:42:46 AM »
thanks Shadow and Margie.. here is my WIP... just starting on blocking in the background etc... pretty rough at present.. it's my intention to soften, change the color a bit and add noise and pixelate all on this layer.. see how it goes :crazy:


working on the dress.. jumping the good parts and transforming to opposite side - hide all and paint back in - still have to work on the chair and background lighting..

« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 10:02:08 AM by Lynnya »
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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 11:18:09 AM »
Looking really good Lynn. You did wonders with the background. Would you share your steps for how you made it look so good? The dress is coming along nicely!  ^-^

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 12:44:13 PM »
Looking good Lynn!

There may be just a little more hair on theleft side of baby's face?
(a little more wispy than what I did probably)

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 01:38:27 PM »
Thanks Lyn and Hannie.. Haven't started on the faces or hair yet... :hug: Lyn will share background method when I get home..Am looking on phone...

Hi again I'm home 8).. re the background..

On a new empty layer I cloned and cloned like mad at about 80% opacity.. all over the left.. then I went over it again at a low opacity to soften and blend more..
With just that layer I used gaussian blur til really soft - still on that layer I added noise - quite a lot.. about 12 I think, not sure now.. then I went to pixelate - mosiac at about 5 to try to match the other side of the image.. then I did a new layer adjustment hue sat to again try to match the colors - then I merged that layer down.. when I felt I'd done as much as I could with the cloning etc I stamped visible and started on the dress jumping the good parts to the damaged parts. Still a long way to go.. chair next...Hope this helps.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 03:47:56 PM by Lynnya »
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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 04:13:56 PM »
looking good!

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 05:48:09 PM »
Thanks Jeni - ok gang.. put ya glasses on.. this is where I'm at.. I'm trying to stay as close to the original as I can...

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2017, 06:16:55 PM »
Thank you very much for the bkgd steps!  :wnw: The bkgd and dress look excellent. Right above the closeup of the little girl there appears to be a dark line ... maybe an errant clone stroke? Enjoying watching you work your magic with this one Lynn.  :)

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 08:33:28 PM »
Love reading the threads. Very interesting.

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
Looks great Lynn, and second Bambi's thoughts.

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Re: Girl on a red stool
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2017, 12:02:58 PM »
Thanks all.. thanks Shadow will fix errant clone stroke.. I did see that and forgot to fix it.. ::) then I'll send her home.
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